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erndawg101

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I've never actually changed my GPU. Logic would suggest I update to the most current drivers on nVidia or ATI's websites, power down, remove the old card, install the new one, and power up again. Does that about sum it up or is there more to it than that? Thanks.
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That seems pretty good, just one thing. Don't install new drivers until after you install the new card, because the card may overwrite the new drivers you just installed, back to older drivers (the newest available when the card was produced).
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So updating the drivers is pointless before the card is in, but essentially you're saying that GPU's are plug and play, as I thought?
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Yup, though if you have integrated graphics, you might have to go through some steps to disable that.
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Nope, not intergrated. Going to the 7900GTX from the 6600GT
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it may also be in your best interest to get drivercleaner (google it) and remove all the drivers for your old card before installing the new card....

graphix cards are not plug and play...per say...but windows xp does have default vga drivers that it will use untill you get the proper drivers
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Thanks. I'll do that.
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